Patrick Gilkes


Patrick Gilkes has worked for many years in the Horn of Africa as a journalist for the BBC and other media, and visited Somalia as a consultant for Save the Children.

Articles by this Author
From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement

The US decision to intervene in Somalia in December 1992 came well after the two-year-old crisis had finally hit the headlines. The power vacuum that followed the flight of Siad Barre from Mogadishu in January 1991, and the subsequent civil war...

Building Ethiopia's Revolutionary Party

In April 1976, more than 18 months after taking power, Ethiopia’s ruling Provisional Military Administrative Council (PMAC) finally provided an elaborated ideological basis for the Ethiopian revolution. The National Democratic Revolution...